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battery lithium electric cars
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instruction manual haynes
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materials scarcity platinum phosphorus resource wars
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scientists
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mark miodownik
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May 4, 2010 Mark Miodownik
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Research scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik challenges the conventional wisdom that more scientists are essential if Britain is to prosper.
Topic: scientists
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May 4, 2010 Mark Miodownik
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Materials Engineer Mark Miodownik explores the idea of a future in which a new generation of batteries, ten times more powerful than anything currently available, might power not just electric cars but electric commercial aircraft and artificial hearts and limbs. He finds out how batteries work and why, at least until now, they have been severely limited by the natural laws of physics. Mark also hears concerns that oil companies have conspired with car manufacturers to suppress battery...
Topic: battery lithium electric cars
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May 4, 2010 Mark Miodownik
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Scientists are warning that our planet is fast running out of many essential materials. Dwindling reserves of platinum, copper and phosphorous could create crises in the electronics, medical and farming worlds. There are fears that competition between countries for remaining deposits will result in 'resource wars'. Materials engineer Mark Miodownik finds out how serious the situation has become and asks what scientists, politicians and economists can do to secure the earth's resources for...
Topic: materials scarcity platinum phosphorus resource wars
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May 4, 2010 Mark Miodownik
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Engineer Mark Miodownik presents an instruction manual on how to write an instruction manual, exploring the history and the future of product guides and how they chart our changing relationship with technology. He looks at how product guides have changed over the centuries, from the very first examples, written by James Watt on his new 'copying' machine, to the latest Ikea pictograms. In the first half of the 20th century, manuals not only described how to use your television, but also how to...
Topic: instruction manual haynes